Akwa Ibom govt reacts to rape, killing of job-seeker

The Akwa Ibom State Government has condemned the rape and killing of a 26-year-old female job-seeker in the state.

The victim, Iniubong Umoren, a philosophy graduate of the University of Uyo, was lured out of her home in Uyo on Thursday by her suspected killer, Uduak Akpan, with a promise that there was a job waiting for her.

Her attacker(s) buried her body in a shallow grave in his father’s compound after she was raped and killed.

The police in Akwa Ibom State arrested the suspect, described as a serial rapist. He is said to have confessed to the rape and the killing of Ms Umoren.

It’s heart wrenching – Akwa Ibom government

The Akwa Ibom State Government on Monday said it was saddened by the killing of Ms Umoren.

“(It) is heart wrenching and most disturbing considering the age of the persons involved,” the Commissioner for Information in the state, Ini Ememobong, said in a statement.

Mr Ememobong said Governor Udom Emmanuel “has communicated to the Police hierarchy in the state, his desire for the full administration of justice to the culprit and all persons involved in this crime”.

“This is the least that will be acceptable,” he…

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